Monday, October 09, 2006

Behind the Scenes: Micah

In late August, BTRNC was alerted by a Fayetteville area shelter that a female Boston Terrier had been turned in and was badly in need of some TLC. Within a couple of days, one of our nearby volunteers, Pamela, had aranged to pull the dog from the shelter and overnight her in preparation for travel. The next morning, Pamela drove the dog to Wilmington where she met Kate, another volunteer helping the dog along its journey. Kate then escorted the dog to Jacksonville where new foster parents, Marc and Heather, eagerly awaited her arrival. The next stop was Havelock where the dog would spend the next few weeks of her life while she waited for an adoptive home to come forward.

Although nameless along her journey from the shelter to her foster home, she was later christened Micah (prounounced Mee-kah). While Micah's foster parents got to know her better, our busy adoption coordinator screened applicants looking for the right family. The wait for the right family was not a long one as our adoption coordinator realized Micah seemed a perfect match for the Quartana family.

We recently received a joyous note from Micah's new mom.

I just wanted to let you all know that Micah (my little Meeky) is doing just great. We have all been together three weeks now and it seems like she has been with us forever. She is smart and sweet (an a little sassy now and then) and we love her dearly.

Micah has learned that she belongs with us and that she will always be safe here. She has made herself quite at home (as you can see from one of her favorite resting spots)...

Nick and I both want to thank you for putting us together with Micah. She has found her forever home and her forever Mom and Dad. We are eternally grateful to BTRNC. Micah thanks you too.

For every happy ending, there is a series of events just like this one. It's a carefully coordinated effort of multiple volunteers working behind the scenes. We volunteers live for Happy Endings. It's why we frequent shelters, it's why we transport dogs 300 miles across the state, it's why we open our homes and it's why we open our hearts. We do it for the dogs, but we couldn't do it without each other.


At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped her find her forever home!

At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What great pix and what a wonderful life this little girl now has. Thanks to everyone who did such a great job!!


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